Lampoon

Sir Walter Scott says, “These personal and scandalous libels, carried to excess in the reign of Charles II., acquired the name of lampoons from the burden sung to them: Lampone, lampone, camerada lampone'- Guzzler, guzzler, my fellow guzzler.” (French, lamper, to guzzle.) Sir Walter obtained his information from Trevoux.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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